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Monterosa to get TV firms making their own second-screen content

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Partners with Zeebox for invitation-only tools for broadcasters, producers and brandsBritish firm Monterosa is launching a set of tools to help TV companies make their own "second-screen" apps and websites designed to be used by viewers while watching their shows.The tools will be invitation-only for now, and are aimed at...
Monterosa to get TV firms making their own second-screen content
With $1.9 Million In Funding, Dekko Aims To Be The Platform On Which Good Augmented Reality Is Built
Nintendo announces Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and YouTube as Wii U content partners

"Six Strikes" Anti-Piracy Scheme Starts Today, With Mystery Punishments

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Today the MPAA and RIAA, helped by five major Internet providers in the United States, will start to warn BitTorrent pirates. The parties launched the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) and agreed on a system through which copyright infringers are warned that their behavior is unacceptable. After five or six...
"Six Strikes" Anti-Piracy Scheme Starts Today, With Mystery Punishments

The Daily is laying off 50 employees, yanking some original content

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Rupert Murdoch’s iPad newspaper The Daily is laying off 50 of its 170 employees and condensing its sports and opinion sections. The news was first reported by Peter Kafka at All Things Digital. In a blog post, Daily editor-in-chief Jesse Angelo confirmed the changes to the sports and opinion sections. The...
The Daily is laying off 50 employees, yanking some original content

Comcast Strikes Deal With Scripps To Bring Shows From HGTV, Food Network, And Travel Channel Online

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Comcast wants to make all its content available online, and has been hard at work striking deals with content partners to bring their shows to its Xfinity website, mobile, and connected TV apps. The latest deal, with Scripps Networks, will add more programming to those platforms from networks like HGTV,...
Comcast Strikes Deal With Scripps To Bring Shows From HGTV, Food Network, And Travel Channel Online

Spotify may add Pandora-like radio service

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Spotify is working on a Pandora-like, ad-supported radio service that would launch by the end of the year, Bloomberg reports. Spotify told Bloomberg it has “no announcements to share at this time,” but: The new format would be similar to Pandora’s, which operates like radio and is cheaper to operate...
Spotify may add Pandora-like radio service
‘Course of the Force’ short film lands on Nerdists’ YouTube channel

Audioboo founder Mark Rock makes way for a new CEO, as the social audio platform passes 1 million 'Boos'

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Social audio platform Audioboo has announced that former Reality Digital COO, Rob Proctor, is its new CEO, with incumbent and company founder Mark Rock now President. Launched in March 2009, Audioboo allows users to record a near-unlimited quota of audio snippets, which they can share with friends or broadcast to...
Audioboo founder Mark Rock makes way for a new CEO, as the social audio platform passes 1 million 'Boos'
YouTube's new terms nix producer-set limits on cross-platform viewing

Netflix Talks a Little Trash About the Competition

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Netflix turned in a Q4 that beat Wall Street’s expectations, and it’s basking in the results as investors bid up its shares by more than 25 percent. That’s much a better story for Reed Hastings and company than some of its recent quarters, where things went pretty much the other...
Netflix Talks a Little Trash About the Competition

Eyeing The Indian Market, Facebook Partners With Saavn On Global Social Music Service

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Saavn, a startup that’s been called the Spotify for Indian music, has partnered with Facebook to launch its social and global music service on the social network. The integration, which debuted in December, has already brought over 700,000 new Facebook users to the network, says Saavn. Saavn (which stands for...
Eyeing The Indian Market, Facebook Partners With Saavn On Global Social Music Service

Hulu Plus surpasses 3 million subscribers

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Hulu has continued its steady growth in recent months and on Monday CEO Jason Kilar announced the streaming service now has more than 3 million paying subscribers. The service had an explosive year and was released on a variety of devices including the Apple (AAPL) TV, Nintendo Wii and Wii U, a...
Hulu Plus surpasses 3 million subscribers
Pulse adds local content, partners with Patch, Zagat, Groupon, and more

Netflix CFO: Really, we didn’t kill Spongebob’s ratings!

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Don’t blame us for cratering Nickelodeon’s ratings. That was a key takeway from Netflix chief financial officer David Wells Wednesday, as he addressed investors at the J.P. Morgan 40th Annual Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston. “The presence of a DVR full of Spongebob is probably more disruptive than...
Netflix CFO: Really, we didn’t kill Spongebob’s ratings!

To stream everywhere, Netflix encodes each movie 120 times

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Xboxes, iPads, connected TVs: Netflix streams to a lot of different devices. More than 900, to be precise. And many of them have different screen sizes, bitrate requirements and codec support. That’s why Netflix is doing a whole lot of encoding: Each and every movie is encoded in 120 different...
To stream everywhere, Netflix encodes each movie 120 times

Google's YouTube in Talks to Let Video Creators Charge Viewers

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Google Inc.’s YouTube video site has been in talks to allow video creators to charge viewers to access their content as early as this year, said people familiar with the discussions. The move would add a new revenue stream for YouTube and its thousands of content partners, and it could...
Google's YouTube in Talks to Let Video Creators Charge Viewers
Report: Google investing in YouTube content creator Machinima

Microsoft's Xbox Live Goes Short-Form, Adds Content From AOL And Vimeo

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It’s been about a year since Microsoft first unveiled an updated user interface to its Xbox Live media center, with lots of new content from video providers like HBO, Comcast, and Verizon, as well as a universal search interface. Since then, the Xbox team has been working on getting more...
Microsoft's Xbox Live Goes Short-Form, Adds Content From AOL And Vimeo

YouTube Gets An Investigative News Channel

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Crack journalism is coming to the land of cat and Justin Bieber videos: YouTube is helping to launch a new channel with the Center for Investigative Journalism (CIR). The new “I Files” channel will curate videos from sources such as The New York Times and Al Jazeera, in a attempt to bring...
YouTube Gets An Investigative News Channel
Google Play may get movie purchases, says CNET

Agawi cloud game streaming headed to Windows 8, focused on 'mid-core and hardcore' games

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Cloud streaming provider Agawi (formerly "iSwifter") is making a second major push with its cloud-based game streaming service alongside Windows 8 this October. Beyond the social content it already brings to the iPad -- "more than 12,000" Facebook games -- Agawi's second run at streaming is more focused on...
Agawi cloud game streaming headed to Windows 8, focused on 'mid-core and hardcore' games

Google's Nikesh Arora: 'We Found Our Model' For YouTube

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Google SVP and chief business officer Nikesh Arora touted growth at YouTube on the company’s earnings call today, saying that the company had finally found a business model for the giant video site. Without giving firm numbers, Arora said the site had come a long way since 2007, when some...
Google's Nikesh Arora: 'We Found Our Model' For YouTube

Hulu To Name Andy Forssell As New CEO Following Jason Kilar Departure

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Andy Forssell will take over the position of CEO at online video company Hulu later this month, following the long-expected departure of the company’s current chief executive Jason Kilar. The succession plan was announced today in an internal memo from Kilar to Hulu staffers that was subsequently made public on...
Hulu To Name Andy Forssell As New CEO Following Jason Kilar Departure

Pulse teams up with magazine publisher Bonnier

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Reading app aggregator Pulse has boosted its content by making a deal with magazine publisher Bonnier, TechCrunch revealed. Bonnier will let Pulse app users access 20 of its special-interest magazines, including Scuba Diving, Parenting, Sound + Vision, and others. While Pulse has some 300 content partners in place right now,...
Pulse teams up with magazine publisher Bonnier

Hulu, Apple Finally Get it Together: Hulu Plus Comes to Apple TV, Lets You Subscribe With iTunes

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Here’s how to make Apple TV less of a hobby: Add more content. Like this: Today Hulu Plus subscribers can finally start using the service on Apple’s Web TV peripheral, via a software update Apple pushed out overnight. So if you’re paying the service’s $8-a-month fee, you can no wstream...
Hulu, Apple Finally Get it Together: Hulu Plus Comes to Apple TV, Lets You Subscribe With iTunes

Yahoo Banking on Original Content — Again

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It’s back to the future time at Yahoo, it seems. The Internet portal/media giant has decided to invest in original content again, embarking on a hiring spree that’s so far added almost a dozen journalists from both traditional print media outlets (like Jane Sasseen from BusinessWeek) and online media...
Yahoo Banking on Original Content — Again
Four simple strategies for monetizing your video content

Is 2011 like 1994 for Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and the Web?

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Fact: In 1994 I thought Apple was going to own it all. By 1999 most magazines thought it was dead. Fact: In 1992 Pointcast shipped. By 1999 it was dead. Fact: In 1994 Microsoft was beta testing a system called “Blackbird.” They killed it before shipping it. It was...
Is 2011 like 1994 for Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and the Web?

TNW's Daily Dose: BlackBerry 10 gets a launch date, YouTube plans more content investment, and more

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BlackBerry 10 is to be officially revealed at an event on 30 January 2013, YouTube is putting more money into original content, and Kim Dotcom’s Mega service gets a domain, but it’s not as sexy as he’d have liked. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily...
TNW's Daily Dose: BlackBerry 10 gets a launch date, YouTube plans more content investment, and more
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